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UN setting up group to investigate Syria hospital bombings

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced Friday he is setting up an internal investigation into the bombing of hospitals in Syria which had previously flagged their coordinates to avoid air strikes.

French EU commission pick interviewed by police: sources

Paris - France's pick for the European Commission was interviewed by police on Tuesday, sources close to the case told AFP, shortly after she was given a powerful economic brief in the new EU executive.

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

Marseille - French authorities are working to declassify military files linked to a mysterious crash more than 50 years ago of an Air France plane that plunged into the Mediterranean just minutes before it was due to land, killing all 95 people aboard, families sa...

Ex-model accuses French Epstein associate of rape

Paris - A former model has accused a modelling agent close to US sex crimes suspect Jeffrey Epstein of raping her in 1990, as France pursues its own investigation into alleged offences on its territory.

Op-Ed: Amazon's Bezos pressed by lawmakers over product safety

Seattle - Lawmakers last week asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to explain what the company is doing to prevent third-party sellers from selling dangerous, illegal and misleading products on its platform.

15 years on, relatives of Beslan massacre victims demand answers

Beslan - Relatives of victims of the Beslan massacre on Sunday said they were still waiting for answers, 15 years after the tragedy that left over 330 dead including 186 children.

Prosecutors probe German teens 'enslaved' in Romania

Bucharest - Romanian authorities searched eight houses on Tuesday as part of a probe into a group suspected of mistreating German children under the umbrella of a social "re-education" programme, prosecutors said.

Russia freezes assets of Kremlin critic Navalny's anti-graft group

Moscow - Russia on Thursday froze the assets of an anti-corruption group that major opposition figure Alexei Navalny set up to expose the questionable wealth of top government officials, his spokeswoman said.

Canada deploys divers in search for fugitive teen murder suspects

Montr - Canadian police said Sunday they sent a team of divers to a river in Manitoba, to join the weeks-long hunt for two teenage triple-murder suspects.

Cyprus probes bishop for possible gay hate speech

Nicosia - Cyprus's top law officer instructed police on Thursday to investigate a Greek Orthodox bishop for possible hate speech after he claimed homosexuality is passed on if a pregnant mother enjoys anal sex.

French NGO files suit over Notre-Dame lead risks

Paris - Pressure rose on French authorities Monday after an environmental group said it had filed a lawsuit accusing officials of failing to quickly contain the risks of lead poisoning after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last April.

French NGO files lawsuit over lead risks from Notre-Dame blaze

Paris - A French environmental group said Monday that it had filed a lawsuit accusing officials of failing to move quickly to contain the risks of lead contamination after the fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last April.

Vatican says no recent bones found in search of ossuary

Vatican City - Experts say they have found no recent bones in their examination of a ossuary as part of a search for a teenager who disappeared 36 years ago, Vatican officials said Sunday.

Sudan probe shows paramilitaries involved in deadly raid on sit-in

Khartoum - A probe into a deadly June raid on a Khartoum protest camp revealed Saturday that members of a feared Sudanese paramilitary group were involved in it, even as hundreds of demonstrators rallied to demand an independent investigation.

Austrian triathlete freed by kidnapper after complimenting orchids

Vienna - A young Austrian triathlete kidnapped while riding her bike talked her way to freedom by complimenting her captor's orchids, a police source said Saturday, confirming press reports.

Italy PM faces Russia cash questions after Salvini refusal

Rome - Italian premier Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday tried to answer parliament's questions about an alleged bid by Matteo Salvini's League party to broker covert Russian funding after the far-right minister refused.

Key takeaways from Mueller testimony to Congress

Washington - Former US special counsel Robert Mueller made a long-awaited congressional appearance Wednesday to testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump's conduct during the probe.

Reputation on the line: Russia probe head Robert Mueller

Washington - Over the two years of his Russia meddling investigation, Robert Mueller was called nearly everything by President Donald Trump: angry, conflicted, biased, a leaker, leader of a dirty and corrupt witch hunt.

Trump gloats as Mueller gives Dems little support for impeachment

Washington - US President Donald Trump declared the Russia meddling and obstruction probe a "big hoax" Wednesday as Democrats reaped precious little new ammunition for impeachment in marathon testimony to Congress by investigation leader Robert Mueller.

Two teen suspects sought in Canada murders of US-Australian couple

Montr - Canadian police on Tuesday named two suspects wanted in connection with three murders, including the killings of an American woman and Australian man whose bodies were found in rural British Columbia.

Trump attacks Mueller ahead of testimony on Russia probe

Washington - President Donald Trump attacked Robert Mueller on Monday, even as he insisted he would not watch the special counsel's potentially damaging Congressional testimony this week about the two-year Russia investigation.

One year on, deadly Greek wildfire haunts survivors

Athens - Twelve months on, you can still see it in the faces of the survivors: the deadly wildfires that killed 102 people in the Greek coastal town of Mati has left its mark on local people.

Washington girds for Mueller testimony

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller will submit to questions for the first time Wednesday on his explosive report detailing numerous links between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian election meddling, and Trump's efforts to obstruct his inve...

Italian prosecutor grills German rescue ship captain over migrants

Agrigento - German charity boat captain Carola Rackete, who sparked global headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, was questioned by a Sicilian prosecutor on Thursday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration.

German Sea-Watch captain to face Italy prosecutor over migrants

Agrigento - German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, faces questioning by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly aiding illegal immigration.

S.Africa's Zuma shrugs off graft allegations at inquiry

Johanesburg - South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma on Monday dismissed multiple graft allegations against him, telling a judicial inquiry he was the victim of conspiracies and years of "character assassination".

S.Africa's Zuma to testify at graft scandal inquiry

Johanesburg - South African former president Jacob Zuma is due on Monday to make a much-anticipated appearance before an inquiry into alleged corruption after previous witnesses gave damning evidence against him.

In France, a woman is killed by partner or ex-partner every three days

Paris - A total of 121 women were killed by their partner or former partner in France last year, equating to one death every three days, government figures showed on Wednesday.

France's Hollande called as witness in Brazil jet probe: aide

Paris - France's former president Francois Hollande testified as a witness at the request of a Brazilian judge in a corruption probe involving a $4.5 billion tender for fighter jets, an aide said on Wednesday.

Thousands of animals saved in global crackdown on wildlife crime

Lyon - Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a vast crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol said Wednesday.
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